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Shall we play a game? [Nov. 23rd, 2000|12:08 am]
Roy Janik
Well, despite the cosmos conspiring against me, I managed to get something turned in for my AI (Artificial Intelligence) project. It doesn't work. It never even dreamed of working, but at least it's something. I even wrote a report, although I did not proofread. This could really kill my college career, but there are two points to consider:

1. I ALWAYS overreact when it comes to grades.
2. Ending my college career may not be such a bad thing at all. It eats up a lot of time and has very little in the way of pay-off.

The project itself was a cool one. Had it worked, it would have entailed using genetic algorithms to evolve thousands of generations of neural networks that can play Connect-4. As it is, every single network I produced simply stacked their pieces in a single column. Oh, well.

[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2000-11-23 05:16 am (UTC)
Wow.. if it had -dreamed- of working, that, I think, would have been better than its intended purpose, no?? ;)
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-11-23 08:23 am (UTC)


Hmmm, good point. Our professor told us about this program that was trained to daydream. Some guy did his dissertation on it, and everyone in the AI community thought that it was cool, but useless. Within a year, the guy was hired by a firm in Wall Street, and now his program daydreams about the stock market. Go figure.
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